This page has information for schools, parents and students on the music hub in Northumberland.
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To view the 2018-2019 SLA document and link to the online application form click here
If you would like to see our supporting SLA documentation then please click here for the Appendix.
With the launch of The Importance of Music, A National Plan For Music Education (NPME), schools can decide their own curriculum. A key part of our work involves working with schools and early years providers to support them as they develop, plan and deliver their music curriculum and associated policies. We can provide specialist teachers to deliver some of the music curriculum, or to work alongside the classroom teacher to develop their skills.
It is hoped that once a student has completed their initial whole class project they would like to continue with tuition. Follow on or continuation tuition is proving very popular with students when a class project ends. Tuition is usually on the same instrument but increasing numbers of children opt to try a different instrument.
Sometimes schools may require support for a specific event or performance. This could be teaching techniques for singing as part of a show or musical, or preparation for GCSE or A-Level performance. Some of our tutors have delivered workshops for raising confidence in delivery, voice projection and microphone technique, not just for singing but for general presentation needs.
We regularly run workshops in schools, which can support and enhance general curriculum work. We offer a number of workshop options with steel pans and samba drumming proving very popular. As part of our provision for gifted and talented vocal students, we will facilitate a number of workshop and masterclass days with specialist vocal leadership throughout the year. Schools should contact their designated link officer to discuss workshop opportunities for their school.
After school music clubs are a favourite with children and are a fun way to introduce a child to music making.
Tyne Valley Tunes comes to Corbridge
On Saturday 10th March, MPN came to Corbridge to present Tyne Valley Tunes - a workshop designed to give young instrumentalists their first experience of playing in an ensemble. 25 children from 14 different schools took part, travelling from as far away as Alnwick and Rothbury. The group learned and performed material along to backing tracks, supported by MPN tutors and led by tutor and composer Justin Radford. The children said that taking part had helped them improve sight-reading, learn how to stay in time and to play as part of a group. When asked what they had enjoyed most many said “Playing in a big group with different instruments” while one child enthusiastically replied “Everything!”
More workshops are planned for next academic year. If you would like to be kept informed about future events please get in touch with MPN.
This ensemble is a community based project and membership is made up of both adults and students. We actively recruit students who have been involved in school based brass band projects.
Please click here to find out more about joining Bedlington Brass Band!
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